Residents of the South Ward of Tamaqua have roots that run as deep as the coal veins that once sustained our community. We look to the past with an eye on the future, dedicating ourselves to improving our corner of the world through the following steps:
re-establish the South Ward Playground as the heart of the community;
promote safety and security, working towards a drug free environment and assisting our volunteer fire department;
encourage our neighbors to take pride in our community, establishing a greater sense of responsibility;
create a pro-family environment;
develop a partnership with the Tamaqua Area School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College, encouraging residents of all ages to become life long learners.
Within this neighborhood, the goals of the Elm Street Program are:
improve physical appearances by enhancing exterior building conditions and the local streetscape;
connect with revitalization activities happening in nearby commercial areas;
create and sustain neighborhood organizations that will help prevent decline;
and devise a vision for neighborhood revitalization and a comprehensive strategy to carry out that vision.
The South Ward Neighborhood Committee is dedicated to working with and supporting existing community organizations in efforts to promote home ownership, reconnect with Downtown Tamaqua and address neighborhood safety issues. The Committee will work with current and former neighborhood residents and community organizations to improve the neighborhood park, assist neighbors and help make improvements to make our neighborhood a better place to live, work, play and raise a family.